By 2050, SpaceX plans to ship one million people from Earth to Mars.
To do this, they need to build a hundred Starship ships a year. Each time the orbits of Earth and Mars are well placed for flight (this happens every 26 months), SpaceX plans to send 100,000 people to Mars.
Mask plans to launch about a thousand spaceships into Earth’s orbit. They will fly out within a month when Earth and Mars are in the closest distance.
“The goal of the Star Ship project is an average speed of 3 flights a day, so ~ 1000 flights / year at> 100 tons / flight, so every 10 ships put 1 megaton per year into orbit,” – said Musk.
Samsung Electronics has introduced a unique packaging for the environment, which will ship the company’s products in the future.
The special design of the box makes it a home for pets or furniture. Packaging made from environmentally friendly materials is called Eco-Package. It is currently used in The Serif TV shipments, but in the future the company plans to use it for other household appliances.
The box is made up of several modular segments that are interior elements, special storage boxes and more.
“Customers can now not throw away the packaging but turn it into a useful thing without polluting the environment. The box can be turned into a bedside table or an animal house if desired,” Samsung said.
For the first time in the history of robotics, American researchers have created robot from living cells of a frog.
The invention became the first ever living machine in human history that can be programmed to perform certain actions. Despite their tiny size, living work can be great benefit to people, in particular, to help with healing.
Biologists have called their invention “xenobot”, from the Latin name of African frogs (Xenopus laevis), whose cells were taken as the basis of a new organism, as well as from the word “robot”.
Scientists first designed the body with the help of a supercomputer, and then adapted the living cells of the frog embryos to a completely new form of life. Xenobot can move, recover and heal itself, and is a brand new living machine.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced the appearance of cars that will be able to “talk” with people.
Tesla Model 3 can appeal to pedestrians and drivers. Musk put out a video on which a car passing by a person “utters” the phrase: “Do not stand here with a pillar, jump!”.
“Tesla will talk to people soon if you want. That’s true,” – Musk said.
Probably the sound comes from special external speakers. Under the new safety rules, electric vehicles must emit artificial noise while driving. So the company has decided to add external speakers to their cars, which they can also use to talk.
A team of scientists from the United States and Switzerland have discovered the oldest material on Earth, which is about 7.5 billion years old.
It hit the Earth from space with the meteorite Murchison, which crashed in Australia in 1969. Researchers took meteorite particles and turned them into powder. This paste was dissolved in acid to leave only star dust.
“It’s like burning hay to find a needle in it,” said Chicago Museum Curator and University of Chicago Assistant Professor Philip Heck.
To determine the age of this dust, scientists have determined how much it has been affected by cosmic rays. They are high energy particles that travel through our galaxy and penetrate into solid matter.
Therefore, scientists have been able to detect mostly particles that are 4.6-4.9 billion years old. For comparison, the Sun is 4.6 billion years old, and the Earth 4.5. At the same time there is dust in the meteorite, which is about 7.5 billion years old. Scientists also say that it probably has even older particles.
General Motors is planning to revive its well-known Hammer brand – it will be an electric car in the form of a pickup truck.
The new pickup will come under the GMC brand, and it will not be a completely separate brand that Hammer was before. Sales are expected to begin in 2022. Company officials declined to comment formally.
The Hummer brand has appeared on the market as a civil modification of the Humvee military SUV. GM bought the rights from AM General and began producing such cars since 1992. In 2010, due to the financial crisis, the Corporation discontinued the release of off-road vehicles under the Hammer brand.
The Ukrainian capital is in the hundreds of the smartest cities in the world. The study took into account the level of health and safety, urban mobility and civic engagement.
In the rating Kyiv ranked 92 position. The studies were conducted by the Smart City Observatory of the IMD World Competitiveness Center and the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
The smartest cities in the world are: Singapore, Zurich (Switzerland), Oslo (Norway), Geneva (Switzerland), Copenhagen (Denmark).
Next to Kiev are Brazilian Sao Paulo, Colombian Medellin, South African Cape Town and Philippine Manila.
Facebook, which owns social networks Facebook and Instagram, plans to allow users regulate the amount of political and social advertising.
The tool is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2020 before the election in the United States of America.
Users will also be able to opt out of advertising that targeted their data, including email. At the same time, Facebook is not going to completely abandon targeted advertising.
Facebook has also announced an intensification of deepfake and other manipulative content.
The state of Vermont is considering a bill that bans young people from using smartphones until they are 21 years old.
The bill was introduced by Democrat Senator John Rogers, and he believes that people under 21 are not mature enough to safely own and use a cellphone. As an argument, the document cites the use of mobile phones as one of the leading causes of teenage death in the United States.
The bill states that people under 21 are still considered to be under-matured in some aspects. They are not allowed to own guns, smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. As a punishment, the bill provides for up to one year in prison and a fine of one thousand dollars.
The German company Kaffeeform produces reusable cups of coffee grounds to reduce the use of plastic.
Currently, these cups are used by 20 Berlin coffee shops and 150 suppliers across Europe. The project was founded by Julian Lehner of Berlin. The idea to make coffee grounds came from when he was in design school and noticed that his peers consumed a lot of coffee every day. So he decided to reduce the use of plastic and recycle used coffee grounds.
First, the coffee grounds are dried and mixed with vegetable fibers, natural resins and beech seeds. This product is molded under the influence of heat and pressure. The six cups can be turned into one cup and saucer. The final product is 100% biodegradable. The material from which the dishes are made is also suitable for washing in the dishwasher.
As part of the Neon project, Samsung has created a humanoid robot that is equipped with artificial intelligence.
The avatar can be used for entertainment as well as for business, for example, it can work as a guide or administrator. Leading the project and scientist Pranava Mistri said that the code works, the creation is ready for demonstration in demo mode: it is able to smile, move and talk.
It is not yet known exactly how avatars express emotions and how they are programmed in general. Outwardly, the avatar is actually human-like, so Samsung’s development can be considered a huge step forward.
Scientists have discovered a new planet in a population of the same size as the Earth orbiting the star, and it could potentially have life.
Scientists say that the planet rotates with a period of 37 days around the red dwarf TOI 700, it receives 86% of the energy that the sun gives the Earth. NASA also said that within 11 months of observations on the star did not detect any outbreaks, which increases the chances of TOI 700 d to be on it.
In addition to the TOI 700 d, there are two other planets in the TOI 700 system, closest to the star – a stone planet that has a period of 10 days. The average planet is probably gas, its rotation period is 16 days.